Cover Star: Calvin Johnson
Year: 2012

The newest iteration of the Madden games features a slew of new features that make you almost wonder if in the age of all-integrated-everything, the EA dudes were trying to recreate life itself in Madden NFL 13. Will the voice activation features available with XBox Kinect become a staple of the franchise? Probably! Will this go down in history as the only Madden to ever feature an in-game Twitter feed? Maybe! But it all feels very modern, very today, very Madden. Anyways, cover star Calvin Johnson set the single-season receiving yards record this year and nothing public and horrible happened to his personal life this year, though, so somehow that detracts from this game's quality.